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La Fontaine Guest House

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21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay. The breakfasts were especially nice with locally sourced ingredients. Very nice, large bedrooms and the owners are super. If you want to walk around the town and enjoy the vibe of being in town, this is the place to stay.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Warren Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend with us at La Fontaine. Yes, we are certainly lucky with our location - close to all the activity of the town, but yet situated in a quiet neighbourhood. We look forward to accommodating you on the next Bastille festival weekend. Book early to... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 16 women from the USA visited South Africa and staayed at La Fontaine for sadly, just one night. All the rooms were lovely and the bathrooms were large too. We had a delicious breakfast which was prepared early for us due to our departure time to the airport and the spread was amazing, along with made to... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Simone Thank you for your review. One night is definitely not enough for a stay in Franschhoek but I can understand you had a long journey to get to South Africa and there is so much to experience in "a world in one country" as it has been described. We look forward to hosting your friends and family if... More 

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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent homely welcome in an excellent guest house a stones throw from the main strip. Excellent breakfast. Recommended for anyone staying in the area. Room very spacious and opened out onto the pool. Owners on hand for any queries or advice on what to do including dinner reservations.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Patrick Thank you for your review. We are very fortunate as we have lived in the Franschhoek area for +-24 years and have seen this town grow from a small village to what it is today. We are thus able to impart true local knowledge to our guests. Our location is great as it allows guests to walk to... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Fontaine. The room we were in, Lavender and Vine were outside the house - with an inter-leading door which suited us perfectly as it was raining, and we were there with our daughter. The rooms were very comfortable, well heated and the fireplace was an exceptional bonus! So too were the sherry in... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Jackie. All the garden suites have wood burning fireplaces which is an added bonus, especially in the winter months. The Vine/Lavender combination is ideal for families, especially when they are adult children and need their own privacy but are close enough to their parents. These garden suites are very popular in winter where you can relax with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Wow we had the best time. Beautiful room with a gorgeous balcony right in the heart of town but quiet and relaxing. Wonderful hosts who were so friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Also a great breakfast. The most beautiful place I've ever stayed. You will not be disappointed. So glad we stayed here

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MurrayFranschhoek, Manager at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Christina Thank you so much for your amazing review. It is so rewarding when all our hard work is recognised and truely appreciated. Although our location is so convenient as we are within close walking distance to the main street, it is very quiet and peaceful in our neighbourhood. Our main gardens are at the back of the property... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

La Fontaine Guest House was the perfect spot to stay for the weekend of the Franschhoek literary festival. It was so central that we could pop in in between sessions, it was very comfortable, the staff were friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend it.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Vicky Thank you for your review. The Franschhoek Literary Festival has been held for 10yrs and it has grown in popularity year by year to such an extent that you have to book a year in advance if you want to stay close to the different presentation venues! We are one of the sponsors and we make Campbell House... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

From the initial phone call to enquire about facilities and availability,to the electronic interaction, to a change of date, to the first face to face interaction, we found Kathie to be friendly, helpful, understanding and accommodating of our requirements. Finding user-friendly accommodation for two wheelchair users is not always easy, but we found the facilities at La Fontaine to be... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Heidi It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay at La Fontaine in our wheelchair accessible room in Campbell House Room 3. You are both an inspiration to all as to how to cope and deal with a disability! Great attitude. I have taken note of the problem of the access to the vanity and I am sure... More 

Leicester
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stayed here whilst in Franschhoek to do the Wine Tram - it was fantastic from when we arrived to leaving, the owners could not have been nicer or more helpful. We stayed in their Victorian rooms which were gorgeous and full of character . The House is in a great location just one street back from the main street... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Marjarie Thank you for your great review. We are located in a prime spot which is to our great advantage. We are only a 3-min walk from the centre of town where the main restaurants and shops are situated. We have over the years created a warm, friendly atmosphere where you can relax and feel at home but still... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We stayed at La Fontaine for the final two nights of our ten day holiday in South Africa and couldn't have picked a better spot. Kathie made us and our two children, aged 5 and7, feel welcome from the outset and couldn't have been more helpful in recommending and reserving both restaurants and cycle hire. We stayed in one of... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Gina Thank you for your review on your stay with us at La Fontaine. I think I can say without hesitation that Franschhoek is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world!! The Orange Family garden suite is very suitable for a family of 4. It is situated in the garden and pool area with a verandah which... More 

Saint Colomb de Lauzun, France
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Thank you Kathy, Dawn, Francois and all the staff for making my stay in Franschhoek so enjoyable. A beautiful old guest house full of character in a very central location. My room was large, comfortable & well equipped with everything I needed. Kathy kindly sorted out a problem I had with my hire car & even took me to Stellenbosch... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Caroline It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay with us at La Fontaine. The trip to Stellenbosch was no problem as I had a meeting there which fitted in very well with your plans. I hope we will be able to host you again when you return to the beautiful valley of Franschhoek. Best wishes, Kathie +... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Fontaine welcomes you into the heart of Franschhoek (1 hour drive from Cape Town International airport). Experience country hospitality in this gracious, centrally situated home with spectacular mountain views. We offer fourteen double rooms en-suite; five upstairs in the main house, one downstairs; four garden suites, one of which is suitable for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. These garden suites have their own entrances, patios, wood burning fireplaces, DSTV, fridges, air cons. In our adjacent Victorian building we offer 3 double rooms en-suite, one of which is wheelchair friendly and a garden suite which is suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. The Victorian home, Campbell House, can be hired out in its entirety for a family group. Within walking distance to restaurants, galleries and shops. Children welcome in the family units only. Wheelchair friendly. Off-street and secure parking. Free Wifi. Wine tasting, hiking, horse riding, fly fishing, golf, tennis all nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Fontaine Guest House

Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $87 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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